Ken Johnson (racing driver)

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Ken Johnson (born November 28, 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States) is a former driver in the CART series.

Johnson began his professional racing career in Formula Super Vee, winning the SCCA Pro National Championship in 1985. In 1986 Johnson attempted the first five International Formula 3000 races for BS Automotive. He qualified three times and finished 9th at Vallelunga circuit. That fall he made one American Racing Series start at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In 1988 he made his CART debut at Laguna Seca for Hemelgarn Racing and finished 12th, scoring one point - good enough for 36th in the championship. In 1989 he again drove in the Laguna Seca CART race, this time for Dale Coyne Racing but his engine expired six laps into the race. He later made 3 starts in the SCCA World Challenge in 1990 and finished 8th in the Toyota Atlantic race at Long Beach in 1992.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap.)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1986 BS Automotive SIL
Ret
VAL
9
PAU
DNQ
SPA
18
IMO
DNQ
MUG PER ÖST BIR BUG JAR NC 0

American open–wheel results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Formula Super Vee[edit]

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1985 Provimi / Hagen Ralt RT5/84 VW Brabham LBH
2
IRP
10
MIL
3
DET
4
MEA
1
CLE
6
ROA
5
WGI
4
MDO
5
SAN
3
LS
10
PHX
4
1st 144
Source:[2][3]

Toyota Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Rank Points
1992 Kodalux Processing Services MIA PHX LBH
8
LIM MON WGL
DNS
TOR TRR VAN MDO MOS NAZ LS1 LS2 35th 8

CART/Indy Car[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
1988 Hemelgarn Racing PHO LBG IND MIL POR CLE TOR MEA MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG
12
MIA 36th 1
1989 Dale Coyne Racing PHO LBG IND MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MCH POC MDO ROA NAZ LAG
27
52nd 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Johnson - Career Detail, Driver Database, Retrieved 2011-01-20
  2. ^ "1985 SCCA Robert Bosch Formula Super Vee Championship Ken Johnson - Champion". champcarstats.com. Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 22 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  3. ^ "US Formula Super Vee 1985". oldracingcars.com. Old Racing Cars. Archived from the original on 22 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021. Ken Johnson, who had taken over the Provimi Veal Ralt from 1984 champion Arie Luyendijk, only won one race and only one pole position but always finished in the top ten and nearly always in the top five and won the title by a scant five points.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by US Formula Super Vee
Champion

1985
Succeeded by